Contact lenses are in very wide use throughout the UK.
Nearly half a millennia after the contact lens was first conceived, 80 million people across the planet wear them to treat a wide range of visual conditions, including; presbyopia, astigmatism, myopia and hyperopia.
With contact lenses increasingly becoming a part of daily life manufactures have responded by developing a contact lens to suit every lifestyle, whether you want a new pair of lenses each morning (daily disposable contact lenses) or want the round-the-clock vision that extended wear contact lenses provide.
The contact lens has come on a long way since the sixteenth century when Leonardo da Vinci first put his mind to the feasibility of wearing a corrective lens directly on the eye. However it wasn't until 1801 when a British physician called Thomas Young stepped into the picture that the contact lens began to look like a realistic proposition.
Admittedly a question-mark still hangs over some of the more practical aspects of Young's methodology (he adapted lenses ‘borrowed' from his microscope), but the contact lens was here to stay.
Contact lenses don't just make your life easier. They can also make it much better. Anyone who leads an active life will know that glasses aren't always practical (very few people ever complain about having a contact lens steam-up or fall off the end of their nose!), but they often don't realize that contact lenses are also known to improve depth perception and peripheral vision.
Novelty and cosmetic contact lenses have also been designed with fun in mind, and it's difficult to think of a more striking way to stand out from the rest of the crowd.
We've done our best to answer the most frequently asked contact lens questions on the web, including giving tips on handling and caring for your contacts and you can find a reliable (and competitively priced) contact lens supplier through the above link.